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Following Covid-19, the majority of the UK public now believe that local volunteers and community organisations deserve more recognition for their actions. We are pleased to share some stories showcasing the positive activity and impact of people and communities engaged with our Charity across Leicestershire and Rutland

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RESILIENCE IN ACTION
BROUGHTON ASTLEY

Broughton Astley Volunteer Group (BAVG) was set up by the community to help and support residents in need during Covid-19

COMMUNITY RESPONSE
DESFORD

Desford Support Group launched a coordinated volunteer response to Covid-19 across every street in the village

GOOD NEIGHBOURS
MARKFIELD

Markfield Good Neighbour Scheme provides coordinated voluntary support across the local community

STARTING A BUSINESS
DEENA'S STORY

With support from Work.Live.Leicestershire Deena has set up her own gardening business

FINDING WORK
JANICE'S STORY

Finding work when not online can be a challenge. We supported Janice through Work.Live.Leicestershire

VOLUNTEERING TO GROW 
RITINDER'S STORY

Ritinder took on several volunteering roles to build her skills and confidence in order to find work

LONELY BUT NOT ALONE
LUCY'S STORY

Lucy engaged with our Rural Coffee Connect project to help when her daughter left home

CONFIDENCE TO CONNECT
KATE'S STORY

Kate had recently moved to a new village and was nervous to reach out and connect with her new neighbours

NOT EVERYONE'S ONLINE
MALCOLM'S STORY

Malcolm became disconnected from others when arthritis prevented him using his smart phone